Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 5 Business Agent Eddy Pena retires

Eddy Pena started his career with Local 5 Los Angeles and the HFIAW when he joined the union on July 4, 1988. After joining, Local 5 member Curtis Gardner offered him a job doing firestop at the company where Curtis worked as a foreman. 

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Local 6 hosts Firestop  Market Recovery Program

HFIAW Local 6 Boston recently hosted a Firestop  Market Recovery Program class for its members and  signatory contractors.  

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IIIATF conducts firestopping Train the Trainer class

Gaining market share for firestopping work is a priority for the HFIAW, and the Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) and Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) are helping Local Unions achieve the goal. 

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Installation of Mechanical Insulation could qualify for a tax credit

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction.

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Firestop installation can be lucrative for unions and contractors

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about why firestop measures are critical to public safety and how the firestop industry can be a highly lucrative for both contractors and members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Craftworkers.

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